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19 June 2017

NQIT at the Oxfordshire Science Festival

On Sunday 18th June, we had a stand at the Explorazone: Hands-On Weekend in Oxford Town Hall, part of this year's Oxfordshire Science Festival.

Around 1000 people came to the science fair, despite the sweltering heat, or perhaps as a respite from it, and the NQIT researchers who made up "Quantum Crew" engaged with around 100 visitors - families, groups of friends, tourists - who came round the science during the day.


13 June 2017

Breakthrough Three-Photon Interference

Breakthrough 3-photon interference achieved for the first time, another fundamental tool for bringing quantum computing into reality.

A research team at Oxford University working on quantum technologies that will sit at the heart of the world’s first scalable quantum computer, has made a major breakthrough in the field of quantum particle research.


13 June 2017

Getting the word out: QuantIC researchers at quantum conferences this month

QuantIC academics Professors Miles Padgett, Daniele Faccio and Robert Hadfield will be speaking at international Quantum conferences taking place in Europe this week. Professors …

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01 June 2017

Hot off the press! QuantIC publishes its latest annual report

From building on existing partnerships and developing new industrial collaborations to officially launching the QuantIC Innovation Space and the “Making the Invisible Visible” …

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24 May 2017

Free webinar on PhD studentship opportunities with the UK National Quantum Technology Hubs

Tomorrow (25 May) at 3pm, the leaders of the UK National Quantum Technology Hubs will present a webinar on PhD studentship opportunities. The UK Quantum Technology Hubs led by the Universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Oxford and York are offering fully funded PhD studentships in the area of sensing and metrology, enhanced imaging, quantum computing and
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09 May 2017

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology publishes research briefing on Quantum Technologies

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has recently published a research briefing for parliamentarians on quantum technologies, highlighting its many potential applications as well as its implications for society. The paper explains that quantum technologies use the behaviour of matter and light that is normally only observed at very small scales to ehance
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05 May 2017

Professor Bongs explains how cold atoms can help us map the underworld

Professor Kai Bongs, Director of the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology recently contributed to an in-depth New Electronics article on how cold atoms make it possible to create detailed surveys of the complex array of pipes and cables found beneath our feet. In the article Professor Bongs explains how scientists use
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05 April 2017

Stellar explosion and quantum drama claim top prizes in Quantum Shorts film festival

“Novae” has won the top prize in this year’s Quantum Shorts film festival which is organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at …

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30 March 2017

New quantum device could make contactless payment transactions more secure

A prototype gadget that sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal, could help to answer public concerns around the security of contactless and wireless transactions, a new collaboration has found.

In partnership with Nokia and Bay Photonics, NQIT researchers at Oxford University Department of Physics have devised an innovative system for transmitting quantum keys that can d


06 March 2017

Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre

Last week, we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Andy Collins, the manager of the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) in Bristol, who gave a short talk about this incubator programme that has been set up to help entrepreneurially minded scientists start up a company based on quantum or quantum inspired research.

He told us about the fellowship programme they run, which provides mentorship, training and support, with a view to building the infrastructure needed for the growth of quantum based in